• December 7, 2021

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CBP to allow Mexican parents of UTEP graduates to cross

The University of Texas at El Paso has reached an agreement with Customs and Border Protection to allow parents of spring and summer graduates to cross the Juarez border so they can attend in-person commencement next week. The agreement is a prominent departure from U.S. and Mexican policies that have closed the 2,000-mile land border […]Read More

CBP puts petal to the metal for Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists are working round the clock to ensure that America’s moms enjoy a pest-free Mother’s Day on May 9.  “No one wants to give mom a bouquet teeming with insects or diseases that can wreak havoc on the environment,” said Kevin C. Harriger, Executive Director of CBP’s […]Read More

CBP reminds consumers: Buy Mom the Real Thing this Mother’s

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding consumers to be alert for counterfeit goods while shopping for Mother’s Day on May 9. CBP officials share that illicit manufacturers continue to exploit the rapid growth of e-commerce to sell counterfeit goods to unsuspecting consumers in the United States. In Fiscal Year 2020, CBP seized […]Read More

Tornillo CBP Officers nab fugitive sought on Child Sex Charges

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say a man being sought on multiple sexual assault/abuse of a child charges was apprehended by CBP Officers working at the Marcelino Serna/Tornillo port of entry on Tuesday. “The work CBP Officers do is vital to protecting our communities and our country,” said Marcelino Serna/Tornillo Port Director Eric Fernandez […]Read More

CBP: Illegal immigration attempts via trains on the rise

According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, they are seeing a ‘uptick’ in a dangerous, life-threatening way of entering the United States illegally. Via a news release Monday, CBP officials say that every time officers in El Paso process an arriving freight train from Mexico, migrants are discovered attempting to use the railroad system […]Read More

Columbus Port of Entry CBP Officers arrest homicide suspect

COLUMBUS, N.M. – The man being sought in connection with a shooting in Columbus that left a man dead is now in custody after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer working at the Columbus port of entry recognized the suspect while he was attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico. “The vigilance and attention to […]Read More

CBP announces results of nationwide operations for March 2021

WASHINGTON — Thursday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released national operational statistics for March 2021. “CBP has experienced an increase in encounters and arrests. This is not new. Encounters have continued to increase since April 2020, and our past experiences have helped us be better prepared for the challenges we face this year,” said […]Read More

CBP Air and Maine Operations help rescue injured hiker

El Paso U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air Marine Operations (AMO) El Paso Air Branch helicopter pilots assisted an El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) Search and Rescue Team in rescuing an injured hiker Sunday afternoon in McKelligon Canyon, which is part of the Franklin Mountains. “Customs and Border Protection Air Marine Operations Branch was glad […]Read More

CBP reminds residents of Easter Egg regulations, offers holiday tips

With the Easter festivities right around the corner, CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones – confetti-filled eggshells – are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or painted but they must be clean, dry, and free of any egg residue. “Even with the ongoing travel restrictions […]Read More

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